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ajwalkerauthor

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Woot! Two sales in the first 12 hours!
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 1:24 PM
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My fantasy novel [i]Hard Winter[/i] has been live for less than 12 hours and it's already sold two copies! Not too shabby for an unknown author. Now the only trick is keeping the momentum. . .
Having no basis for comparison, let me ask how your first day was?

http://www.amazon.com/Winter-Timeless-Empire-Series-ebook/dp/B008BTUC6Y/ref=sr_1_19?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1339878107&sr=1-19&keywords=hard+winter

A.J. Walker
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inyun

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Re: Woot! Two sales in the first 12 hours!
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 1:51 PM   in response to: ajwalkerauthor in response to: ajwalkerauthor
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My first day was not on Kindle. I was on Smashwords and SW is very hard to track sales with. If your sales came from strangers you are doing GREAT.

Your cover is very interesting. Some might find it too busy but for your genre it is really neat. I skimmed the looked inside fast and noticed no obvious errors. The format work is very good.

Very professional looking novel .

thom
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Re: Woot! Two sales in the first 12 hours!
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 2:03 PM   in response to: ajwalkerauthor in response to: ajwalkerauthor
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Now don't count me wrong.

"I'm not a mathematician."

But I'm pretty sure (I'll have to Wikipedia it);

That 2 it better than one.

You wrote a book.

Two people read it.

Now; if only Amazon.com would think as much about the authors.
mike4128

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Re: Woot! Two sales in the first 12 hours!
Posted: Jun 16, 2012 6:00 PM   in response to: mike4128 in response to: mike4128
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Crap; 3 books just came online in my category.

1 for free;

2 for .99 cents.

I'm not on the top of the page.

But I have a good story; a very good story; and a great cover.

I'm gonna hang in there and watch this develop - and learn.
geoff_wakeling

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Re: Woot! Two sales in the first 12 hours!
Posted: Jun 17, 2012 1:57 AM   in response to: mike4128 in response to: mike4128
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That's great! My first few WEEKS were appalling. No sales, nothing. But then again, I didn't tell anyone I know I was actually publishing.

Sales are picking up now so it's all good :) Hope those sales continue to come in for you.

Geoff

[b]Inside Evil[/b]: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JIH0EU
ajwalkerauthor

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Re: Woot! Two sales in the first 12 hours!
Posted: Jun 18, 2012 6:49 AM   in response to: geoff_wakeling in response to: geoff_wakeling
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Hmmmm. . . .the following 24 hours garnered no sales. I did have a guest post yesterday and another later this week, so hopefully that will help a bit.

A.J. Walker
author of [i]Hard Winter[/i], Book One of the [i]Timeless Empire[/i] series.

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